Rosie Williams has become the latest person to swim the English Channel taking 12 hours 56 minutes to complete the crossing. She set off at 5:27am on Tuesday 7th August having had the attempt brought forward from September. Well done Rosie – a fantastic achievement!
About the Masters
The Guernsey Masters were formed when a group of parents wanted to train to enter a relay team in the Guernsey Swimming Club Herm swim to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Club (est 1886). The training was first organised by Len Robilliard and his late wife Enid, and is now led by Frank Le Compte. Since those early days the Masters have gone from strength to strength. From the original 2 lanes at Beau Sejour to the whole pool at St Sampson High School. The pool is used to train twice a week on Mondays and Fridays. There is a waiting list to join the training sessions but we would love to hear from you.
The origin of the Masters was to train for a sea swim of 3 miles, and some masters still take part in numerous sea swims. There is a dedicated section who swim in the sea throughout the year. In recent years four swimmers have swum the English Channel and one of them, Roger Allsopp has achieved it twice. The second time he did the swim (30th August 2011) he became the oldest person in the world to swim across the channel. There are a number of swimmers who have also swum to Alderney and Sark and this group are always looking for a challenge.
Masters swimmers have entered various masters competitions in the UK, Europe and many other countries around the world.
Recent Masters News
We have found a new date for the Herm Swim which will be Sunday 5th August 2018. The Herm Swim will only go ahead on Sunday 5th August if the sea conditions are very good and only if there are enough support boats. The Guernsey Swimming Club will make the decision which will be final. All...
The Closed Castle Bay Swim was due to take place on Sunday 29th July but has been canelled due to weather conditions. This will now take place on Sunday 12th August, check in by 10am.
Angela Lodge, Esther Iseppi, Pauline Hogg, Claire Hyland and Claire Le Prevost travelled to the Plymouth Life Centre for the British Masters Nationals. The meet was held over 8th – 9th June. Guernsey Swimming Club Results: Esther 60-64 200m Fly silver 100m Breaststroke silver 200m Breastroke silver 400m IM gold 100m Fly silver Pauline 60-64 200m...
The Rothschild Series 50m Sprints are taking place on Saturday 9th June 2018. Please ensure you have registered at St Sampsons High by 12.45pm. Warm up will begin at 1pm and the start will be 1.30pm.
In order for the Bay Swims to take place, we have to have sufficient support boats, kayaks and motor boats to ensure the safety of the events. Over the years the same people turn out time and time again to support the swimmers and over the last few years the number of competitors has increased...
Open International Masters Meet
The Guernsey Swimming Club promote the local G4S Open International Masters Meet at Beau Sejour. This is held annually and attracts competitors from many European countries, the USA and further afield.
The 2019 Masters Meet will take place 5-7th April 2019.
This competition was originally set up and organised by John Eyre one of our Master’s swimmers. He ran it for 20 years before handing over the reins in 2011.